Why choose this course?
Turn your passion for the environment into a rewarding career with this qualification. With a growing awareness of the importance of the conservation and environmental impact of business, this is a good time to join this industry.
This course covers the skills and knowledge required to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring in a variety of industry sectors. It provides technical training across a range of industry sectors, such as environmental monitoring, sampling and field testing (eg air, water, soil and rocks), geotechnical services, natural resource management, water supply and treatment, storm and wastewater management, and solid and hazardous waste management.
During this course you will gain the practical skills and knowledge to collect and analyse environmental samples and process environmental data for the purpose of minimising the impact of human activity on the environment. You will have the opportunity to undertake a range of field-based activities including vegetation surveys, geological formation recognition, water and soil sampling and testing and the use of global positioning system (GPS) in environmental monitoring applications.
You will learn how to collect routine site samples, undertake environmental field-based monitoring, work and communicate effectively as an environmental technician, and process and present environmental data. In addition you will implement environmental management plans and procedures.
- Ecological Fieldhand
- Environmental Officer
- Water Resources Officer
Please refer to the Non-Tuition Fees section of your Letter of Offer for any additional requirements where a cost may be incurred.
There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).
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How to apply
Apply to study at TAFE in six steps:
- find a course;
- check entry requirements;
- submit an application;
- accept your offer and pay;
- apply for your student visa; and
- receive your visa and come to Australia for your studies.
TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.